Dark comedy - two men, three women, one undefined gender. Unspecified racially diverse casting required.
Mommy and Daddy Patterson have raised Sonny and Daughtery to live a sheltered life, comforted by thoughts of storks delivering babies, Santa Claus and the all-too-obvious lie that they are not adopted. The perpetually-recycled soul of the family pets watches on as the family inches closer and closer to moral (and literal) bankruptcy and Daughtery challenges Mommy's answers to life's bigger questions. Oh, and then the house burns down.
"Your inner kid will get a nostalgic kick of innocence recalled, even as your inner adult smiles sheepishly in recognition of the sins and failings that mark, and mar, maturity." - Edge Media Network (link here)
"...a corrosive coming-of-age story, an evening that allows us to laugh and cringe at these little fictions we tell our loved ones." - Talkin' Broadway (link here)
That Time the House Burned Down was presented by Fresh Ink Theatre in April 2016 at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, directed by Stephanie LeBolt, featuring Karina Beleno Carney (Mommy), Scot Colford (Daddy), Ally Dawson (Daughtery) Lizzie Milanovich, (Karma), Marc Pierre (Sonny), and Noah Simes (And A Half).
Photos by Louise Hamill.